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. >> and as the war in afghanistan ends its deadliest month, tough questions for the speaker. that's my question to you. nancy pelosi. a "this week" exclusive. >>> then the war log. the massive leak. >> there are potentially dramatic and grievously harmful results. >> this morning, assessing the damage to the war effort. an exclusive interview with the secretary of defense. >>> plus analysis from the power house round table. from madrid, the world authority on the taliban, ahmed rashid joins george will, donna brazile and paul krugman. >>> and, the "sunday funnies." >> do leaked documents endangerer our mission in afghanistan? and more importantly, do they reveal what that mission is? >>> good morning. i am thrilled to be here at the newseum. after 20 years covering the world, the story in this country is turning into one of the most fascinating. the struggle over politics and policy and how they merge to meet people's needs. and having witnessed firsthand the global challenges and opportunities that america faces every day, i'm also eager to open a window on the world and cut through those comp
by the end of 2011. in afghanistan, several thousand prostrated -- several thousand protested the deaths of three men killed by u.s. troops in a nighttime raid. they shouted, "death to america," and blocked a road. the victims were suspected insurgents. the u.n. estimates that 300 civilians have been killed in afghanistan by u.s. forces this year. we will be taking a look at the challenges faced by german and international troops in afghanistan later in the show. poland has extradited a suspected mossad agent to germany. he is accused of assassinating a top hamas official in the united arab emirates earlier this year. this man allegedly provided a passport to one of the assassins. the target was murdered in his utah room in dubai. his assassins had arrived in -- on tourist visas. they have accused moscow of being behind the attack. ceremonies are held in russia to mark the anniversary of the submarine disaster that killed all 118 crewmembers. russian authorities came in for massive criticism for what was perceived as a slow reaction. some russians say they still have not learned their le
? we'll talk with our top military man there, general ray odierno. then we'll switch to afghanistan for three views. our top general there david petraeus gives katie couric his evaluation of afghan president karzai. we'll hear from republican senator lindsey graham just back from afghanistan. and greg mortenson the unlikely american hero and author of free cups of tea who has built more than 150 schools for afghan children. he'll tell us what he's telling our military people. i'll have some final thoughts on the down side of the internet. but first iraq and afghanistan on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. good morning again. well, it made for a dramatic picture. hundreds of armored vehicles in the dead of night crossing the border into kuwait. the last american combat brigade was leaving iraq after seven-and-a-half years. 50,000 american soldiers, thousands of american diplomats and contractors are still there as teachers and trainers. but th
, the "sunday funnies." >>> do they refeel what the mission in afghanistan is? >>> good morning. i am thrilled to be here at the newseum. after 20 years covering the world, the story in this country is turning into one of the most fascinating. the struggle over politics and policy and how they merge to meet people's needs. after witnessing the global challenges and opportunities, i'm eager to open a window on the world and cut through the complicated issues we all confront. two big stories have dominated the news this week. we have two big exclusives. we talked to secretary defense robert gates about wikileaks and the afghan war. but we begin with the balance of power right here. i sat down with house speaker nancy pelosi in her ceremonial office as the house prepared for the summer recess. thank you so much more joining me. >> my pleasure. >> can i ask you about some of new this is week? that would be on afghanistan. last year, 32 democrats societisociety voted guest the war in afghanistan. this year, 102. that seems to be a dramatic rejection we the president's own part. >> not quite. our pr
the future of afghanistan, in laying out the military presence there as well as diplomatically. how much of the forward future of the military in afghanistan is based on being able to have a sufficient number of mrap's in the country? guest: i think the military has made it quite clear that they won troops to be on patrol in these vehicles. it is going to be a big part of the presence there, i would think. host: are there any lingering issues with the mrap's that have not been resolved? are they doing anything to work on the top heaviness? or is such as a function of the truck to be the top heavy? guest: i think it is where the function of that vehicle. the eight tv, the altering vehicle functions 62 -- the all terrain vehicle function sixth to remedy that to some -- seeksd to remedy that to some degree. host: if you want to read some of the articles that mr. vandenberg has written regarding the website, you can to that usatoday.com. the mrap's that are going from iraq to afghanistan, how long does it take to be retrofitted in order to go from iraq to afghanistan? guest: initially they w
information linking osama bin laden to suicide bombings in afghanistan, a plot to assassinate hamid karzai, and osama's financial dealing with north korea. the afghan war diary so describes made its way on to computer screens available wide, available to one and all. the 90,000 pages span from 2004 to 2009 and were posted on wicky leak. a website dedicated to uncovering secrets. the site relies on user generated contents. it runs on 24 servers in half a dozen countries. all of these servers are engineers to conceal the identity of the posters on the site. but the elusive afghan war diary poster has been identified as wicky leak founder. australian, jullianne. he described his mission to the german weekly. he quote, loved crushing, unquote. u.s. officials believe the pakistani and afghanny operatives working in tandem locally with u.s. intelligence now face serious threats to their own safety. he claims he withheld publishing over 15,000 pages to doubts over information security. again, apparently he believes that operatives named in the documents have nothing to fear. >> there is a milita
afghanistan but it's considered the wild west, a front line in the war against the taliban who have a safe haven across the border in pakistan just 25 miles away. as the war intensifies and u.s. casualties mount, we'll talk with the new man in charge. >> there is no intent to look for the exits and turn out the light come next july 2011. >> couric: and to these u.s. marines who have the most dangerous job in the world. >> is everybody all right! >> couric: tonight at this critical juncture, afghanistan: the road ahead. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone, from kabul. as the war in iraq is winding down, the war here in afghanistan is heating up. with the surge ordered by president obama, there are now nearly 100,000 u.s. soldiers and marines here and 40,000 coalition troops. the military reported another death today, bringing the u.s. toll for august to at least 16. as casualties mount, the american public is growing more skeptical. 43% now say the war was a mistake. so
fromicable. as the war in iraq is winding down, the war here in afghanistan is heating up. with the surge ordered by president obama, there are now nearly 100,000 u.s. soldiers and marines here and 40,000 coalition troops. the military reported another death today, bringing the u.s. toll for august to at least 16. as casualties mount, the american public is growing more skeptical. 43% now say the war was a mistake. so why then are u.s. forces here? how long will they stay? and what is the definition of "success?" we've come in search of answers. and we'll begin with the new u.s. chander. we went along with him and headed to the eastern part of afghanistan. the day began early in the capital city. before general david petraeus got an assessment of the war from his top commanders in the field, we got an assessment from him. >> well, we're making progress but we've got to make a lot more, obviously. it's a tough fight. >> couric: after nine years, over $300 billion, 1200 u.s.es lives, not to mention coalition forces and civilian casualties, a lot of americans thinking what th
. the leaks from afghanistan showed the difficulty of our mission there. president obama in playing down the tharm done from the leaks again took ownership of the war. >> we've substantially increased our commitment there. insisted upon greater accountability from our partners in afghanistan and pakistan. developed a new strategy that can work and put in place a team, including one of our finest generals, to execute that plan. now, we have to see that strategy through. chris: in an interview with nbc's ann carey, vice president biden was emphatic that the war is still about al qaeda. >> we're in afghanistan for one express purpose. al qaeda. the threat to the united states. al qaeda that exists in those mountains between afghanistan and pakistan. we are not there to nation build. chris: but this week, biden's fellow democrats showed their increased resistance. a vote on war funding showed a growing split. and two influential senators, both democrats, jim webb and russ feingold, said it's time for the senate to advise on any future war policy in afghanistan. dan, this is getting political
>> from afghanistan, this is a special edition of "meet the press" with david gregory. >> we have come to kabul at a critical moment of this war. nine years into the conflict, president obama has doubled down surging u.s. forces in order to route the insurgency and help the government of hamid karzai, a government ripe with corruption, stand up on its own. the man behind this new strategy is general david petraeus, the commander behind the successful surge in iraq. petraeus has taken over command of u.s. and coalition forces here after general stan mcchrystal was fired by president obama for publicly airing his grievances with the war effort. general petraeus is speaking out for the first time exclusively to us about all of the big issues in this conflict. the strength of the taliban, the government of hamid karzai here in afghanistan and leaking of secret war documents on the internet and whether president obama's july of 2011 withdrawal time line will hold. we'll explore those questions in this special hour. is nation building possible in the bad lands of afghanistan? at 57, gen
troop withdraw from afghanistan next summer. but polls show voters are turning against this war in a hurry. a clock is ticking for president obama to reframe the war in afghanistan, our goal there is, and what success looks like. tonight, we'll debate the president's counterinsurgency strategy and whether the mission in afghanistan as defined right now is worth the blood and treasure. and on our other war front, the kpander of american forces in iraq. general odoerno, he's saying it's yet to be determined if that war was a sacrifice. a stunning statement from the top general in that war. >>> pro football star turned army ranger pat tillman kill in a friendly fire incident in 2004, a new documentary chronicles the fight to uncover the truth about what really happened. pat tillman's mother will be here tonight. also, how the 14th amendment is playing on the campaign trail, and how labor can guarantee its own supporters to vote democrat this november. let's start with the mission in afghanistan and the selling of this war. david gregory asked general petraeus about the looming with
today on christian world news martyred in afghanistan, the medical aid workers that gave their life to the peoe of afghanistan. >> plus rifqa bary released from foster ce. could she be sent back to sure lan ka? >> plus in the birthplacethe spiritual messe broadcast to eastern europe. we'll take you behind the seens of alpha omega television. >> christian aid workers give their lives in afghanistan. hello, i am wendy griffith. >> and i am george thomas. mourne gather for a small memorial ceremony coming to honor the 10 medical aid workers. the team spent 2 weeks bringing medical care to the remostest region of the country. they were on their way back to kabuand were gunned down. taliban accused the group of trying to convt muslims to christianity. the family members here in the unitedtates say that is not true. johns john jessup has more on their mission. >> reporter: inexange for their selfless service, they were gunned down in a country they have come to love. >> i can say without hesitation, tom and libby were the most honest, unvarnished, direct, mission workers i have ever known
, is focus things on afghanistan. i asked some of these aides whether president obama would have any reaction on john boehner, one aide said who cares. they say, he wants to look forward not back. it's time to refocus things on afghanistan. as you heard the president today, he was talking about and warning the american people about what he called heartbreak ahead. there's going to be a lot more casualties in afghanistan. the fact that general david petraeus takes it directly to al qaeda and taliban. that there will be a lot more casualties and he wants to prepare the u.s. for that. a campaign promise was to focus a lot more resources and troops on afghanistan. something that he said back in the campaign that george w. bush didn't do enough. >>> let's get straight to our panel. among the many challenges that the president faces, is iraq ready? there are questions, are the security forces up to the task of taking on more and more responsibility? and can they do so in a country that has a coalition caretaker government? >> i would divide that into two parts, on the military side, iraq is increas
! it's over! america, we brought it to iraq. gwen: events there, afghanistan and pakistan showing us more complications than that. at home, democrats and republicans raise money hand over fist for the mid-term election. >> we will put money into the mid-terms by far, $50 million. presidential events are huge. gwen: as the president steps into the debate about a new york mosque. >> the answer is no regrets. gwen: a secondary discussion builds. >> it is being used as a political football by both parties. gwen: how do americans view islam and why do so many think their president is muslim? >> i think the president's problem is that he was born a muslim. gwen: really? covering the week, helene cooper of the "new york times," martha raddatz, jeanne cummings of politico and michael duffy of time magazine. >> covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with national journal. funding for "washington week" is provided by boeing, exxon mobil, the epics in excellence in journalism, annanburg foundation and by
today on face the nation, the battle over immigration and the war in afghanistan. last week a federal judge struck down several of the essential elements of arizona's new immigration law. where does the fight go from here? we'll hear from both sides. senator jon kyl republican of arizona and thomas saenz head of the mexican-american legal defense and owed indication fund. then in the last week of what has been the deadliest month for americans in afghanistan, tens of thousands of war documents were rae leased by wikileaks. how much damage has been done? we'll ask admiral mike mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and get some perspective from richard haas from the council on foreign relations. but first the fight over immigration on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, substituting for bob schieffer, anchor of the early show, harry smith. >> smith: good morning. republican senator jon kyl is a supporter of the arizona immigration law. he is in phoenix this m
years since the war in afghanistan began, june was the deadliest month until july. there is growing fear particularly in the democratic party that the war is no longer worth its deadly price. the house recently passed a measure to continue paying for the u.s. effort in iraq and afghanistan, but there is a story in the yaiz and naiz. this year, 70 democrats switched their vote from yes to no, just 148 voted to fund the wars, and 102 said no. >> seems to me it's inappropriate to vote yes on a blank check. >> the afghan government is failing to have any competency. >> i cannot look my constituents in the eye and say it will not help our enemies more than it hurts us, so i reluctantly vote no. >> it's hard to wage war if the country turns against it. today,ed deadliest month in the longest war. afghanistan, with the chairman of the senate arms city. >> it's not just our mission. it's their mission we're helping them to succeed with. >> and lindsay graham. >> to lose there would be disastrous. and to win there would be monumental. >> politics, with peter baker of the new york timeses, and dan
increases in afghanistan. live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. a president who won election promising to get u.s. troops out of iraq today is marking the formal end of combat operations. president obama will speak to the nation in two hours. earlier today, he warmed up by talking to troops in texas. we have fox team coverage tonight. correspondent molly henneberg looks back at some of president obama's comments about the war, but we begin with major garrett on momentum day to the commander in chief. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the white house says the president doesn't want to relitigate the war in iraq, enormous cost, blood and treasure, to fight with republican over the surge, uncertainty that the war created in iraq and mismanagement of the war that created the need for the surge in the first place. no, tonight, it's what the u.s. forces, military and diplomatic accomplished in iraq and the work that lies ahead. >> our combat phase is over. but we have worked too hard to neglect the continuing work that has to be don
ambassador richard holbrooke, on the war on afghanistan and the floods in pakistan. >> nobody in the u.s. government feels that we have reached the goal encore ruption. president karzai himself has said to me and to other senior american officials that he knows it's a huge problem and he wants to do pore about it. he has said he's committed. >> rose: do you believe him? >> we can only judge by the events. they have upgraded the high commission on oversight, their major anti-corruption group. they set up the majors crime task force and the sensitive investigative unit. they have arrested a lot of people. but the core runtion levels are, remain very high and everyone is concerned about it including president karzai. >> rose: also this evening a focus on lebanon and hariri assassination investigation with octavia nasr and robert worth. >> it is a dialogue going on as to what the prime minister, the son of the assassinated former prime minister, what is he going to do. he's now the richard. -- prime minister. and he heads the government. what is he going to do. how he is going to
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, the brookings institution host a panel discussion on u.s. strategy in afghanistan. participants include a former afghani ambassador to the u.s., as well as the author of a book on the u.s. involvement in afghanistan, the russian involvement in the country, and the september 11th attacks. this is about 90 minutes. >> thank you for joining us in the dog days of aaugust. we're joined by an overflow audience in the next room. we have assembled today again to discuss the subject of afghanistan, we have labeled internally "the great afghanistan debate part 3." the question we're going to discuss today is, will u.s. strategy succeed? i am the director of the program at brookings. we have a very distinguished and experienced panel to discuss this question and related questions. i will introduce them all, and then ask each one of them a very open-ended question to get us going, and we will have a conversation appear between the four panelists before we come to you the audience for questions. we are delighted to be joined this morning by the gentleman on my right to is a senior adviser to ambassador richa
.s. is in a dogfight with the taliban. in the nine years since the war in afghanistan began, june was the deadliest month until july. 66 u.s. service men and women were killed in july, bringing this year's total to 267. there is growing fear particularly in the democratic party that the war is no longer worth its deadly price. the house recently passed a measure to continue paying for the u.s. effort in iraq and afghanistan, but there is a story in the yeas and nays. last year, on a similar funding measure, 221 democrats voted yes, 32 no. but this year, 70 democrats switched their vote from yes to no, just 148 of them voted to fund the wars, 102 said nay. >> it seems to me that it is inappropriate for us to vote yes on a blank check. >> the afghanistan government is failing to have any competency. >> i cannot look my constituents in the eye and say that this operation will hurt our enemies more than it hurts us. and so i will reluctantly vote no. >> most republicans support the war, most americans do not. and it is hard to wage war if the country turns against it. today, the deadliest month in the
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